With respect to the cultivation of Tea, the withering process is used to __?

Answer: [B] To remove excess water from leaves and allows slight oxidation

Withering is used to remove excess water from the leaves and allows a very slight amount of oxidation. The process is also important in promoting the breakdown of leaf proteins into free amino acids and increase the availability of freed caffeine, both which change the taste of the tea.

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